Make a Donation

Individual Donors

WHEN YOU MAKE A DONATION TO SCHOOL CHOICE ARIZONA…
You can receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona state income taxes, all while giving parents and students a choice for their education!

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

Visit SchoolChoiceArizona.org and complete the following steps…

1. ENTER YOUR DETAILS

Fill in your details such as your name, address and tax year, don’t worry it’s a very short list of information and your information is secure.

2. ENTER YOUR DONATION

Enter the amount you would like to donate and then select “Life Development Institute, Glendale” from the pulldown menu. 

3. ENTER YOUR PAYMENT

Enter your credit card information and make your donation. Your donation will help a family, who otherwise couldn’t have an educational choice for their child. 

Individual Donors Can Take Advantage of Two Different Tax Credits for Private Schools

  • The Original Tax Credit and
  • The Overflow (Switcher) Tax Credit

The main distinction between these credits is for parents—all private school students are eligible to receive Original Tax Credit Scholarships, while there are a few eligibility restrictions for students receiving Overflow Scholarships.

Donors must first donate the Original Tax Credit maximum for 2020 ($1,186 married / $593 single) in order to donate any additional amount to the Switcher Tax Credit, up to that credit’s allowed maximum donation. The Switcher Tax Credit maximum for 2020 is ($1179 married / $590 single).  

Our Mission is to provide non-traditional, college-capable students a practical and inclusive bridge to improve college/career readiness and success, build cultural competence and develop personal leadership skills. 

If you would like to learn more about LDI and our approach to helping students with learning disabilities transition from high school to a higher education program and on to a career and better quality of life, please download the brochure below.

Also, if you would like to make your donation by mail or over the phone, please download the brochure below and fill out the donation card.

Now is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Your donation helps a family, who otherwise couldn’t have an educational choice for their children…

even better, you get a tax credit for it!  

HOW MUCH CAN I DONATE FOR 2020?

Single/Head of Household

$1,183

Married Filing Jointly

$2,365

OR YOUR TAX LIABILITY,
WHICHEVER IS LESS

CAN I RECOMMEND A STUDENT?

Yes! When you make a donation to School Choice Arizona as an Individual donor, you can identify a school which you would like to receive scholarship funds, and you can even recommend a specific student to be considered for one!

Donors may recommend a student or identify a school, but actual scholarships are subject to the absolute discretion of School Choice Arizona. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the student’s race, color, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Scholarships are used for K-12 students attending private schools in Arizona. At least 90% of donated funds received will be used for scholarships.

CAN I DONATE UP UNTIL APRIL 15TH?

Yes!  Individual donors may donate prior to filing their taxes, but no later than April 15 (whichever comes first), and claim the credit for the previous year’s taxes.  There are no extensions, so donations must be postmarked or entered online no later than midnight, April 15.

Many donors wait until they receive their W-2s so they can calculate their exact tax liability, then make a donation prior to filing their taxes.

Other donors choose not to worry about figuring this out and donate through their Payroll Withholdings!